How in the world do I even begin to describe the elation, excitement, and joy that I have felt this week since this past Sunday. As I shared last week, I was afforded the honor of baptizing my wife, Amber, and our three teenagers on Sunday. I’ve spoken in front of various sized groups in the past on different things, but this experience was something that was so different. It was by far the largest crowd I’ve ever been in front of. People I know and love. Usually nerves would hit me with something like that, but in this case, it was was like the Holy Spirit took a hold of me and led me through it all. I had no worries, no nerves, just pure excitement and joy.
What was even bigger was the impact, not only in the statement we made as a family and I as the head of my home, but in the way this ministered to so many people who needed something like this. My friend and pastor, Tim, called me afterwards telling me that this would go down as the most memorable moment of my life and the power of the moment was huge. The impact that this moment made to people was immense. God really used our family to send a message that we can be united in Him. We can come alive in Christ and forge ahead as a family and with our own individual identities in Christ.
I write this and share this not to boast about my own doings, but to share just what the power of the Holy Spirit and being fully surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus can do, not just for your life, but for others. It has made my family light-up and I firmly believe that this one act. This 5 minute moment sent a ripple effect that I’m certain will last across the Body.
I’m standing on cloud nine from the events of this week. I look forward to a continued life of growth and sanctification with my wife and as our children move forward. I’m glad to have been able to share this and I wanted to share this with all of you as well. God Bless!